Washington Airport official name is Washington Dulles International Airport that holds IATA Code as IAD is situated in Dulles, Virginia. The airport is 42 km west of the Washington, D.C.downtown. The airport is serving Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area, USA. Name of the airport was selected after John Foster Dulles who was 52nd Secretary of State serving under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority manages and operates the airport. This is the busiest airport within the Washington metropolitan area having handled more than 21 million passengers in a year. This way, on average, around 60,000 passengers use airport facilities each day reaching or from more than 125 destinations globally. It is a hub for United Airlines and focus city for the Frontier Airlines. In general Washington Dulles is the Gateway to the whole of World, having more airlines offering direct flights to more destinations than any regional airport. Passengers enjoy nonstop connections to 84 domestic and almost 50 international destinations using 35 airlines. This includes many low-fare options too.
Getting to the airport is always convenient. Silver Line Express bus service connects the airport with downtown Washington, D.C. and even beyond while the ticket is just $5 one way. There is a very large parking very close to airport offering space for 24,000 vehicles with various parking packages. The place is equipped with stations for electric car charging. With enrolment in FlexPark, one can enjoy multiple parking facilities throughout the month with unlimited parking. With TSA Pre✓™ driving a car is all fun and passengers get dedicated screening lanes. Every terminal has shopping areas, food points and dining options.
All airport shuttle buses have wheelchair lifts/ramps as well as audible announcementsystem. Similarly Rental Car shuttles also have wheelchair ramps or lifts.Washington Flyer Taxi has many vehicles equipped to keep wheelchairs. The passenger who want wheel chair facilities need to book vehicle in advance through Washington Flyer Taxi using phone 703-572-TAXI (8294). The parking facilities are also wheelchair accessible and for persons with special needs. Specialparking space is available for the disabled in vehicles that display government-issued registration plate or a placard for the disabled. In all Hourly and Daily lots, these parking spaces have shortest distance to the Main Terminal or to the shuttle transportation. Within the economy lots, such spaces are situated adjacent to shuttle bus shelters for convenience.